Lisa Wilson-Foley running for Connecticut's Congressional 5th District seat
“What do you do when the government has pushed you to a point where you simply say, ‘I've had enough?’ My answer is this – you fight. You fight to take back what is yours – your rights, your money, your freedom – our future. That is why I have announced my candidacy for Congress in Connecticut’s Fifth District,” said Wilson-Foley.
“For way too long, elected officials from both parties have put their needs and those of special interests ahead of all of us. The sad reality is that in doing so, they have ignored the constitution, trampled on the common sense fiscal policies that helped shape our country and created a mindset of ‘government knows best.’ I am ready to go to Washington to restore the common sense fiscal policies that have made us the greatest nation. I will fight to create jobs, to repeal and/or defund the recent health care reform bill, to work to overhaul our federal education system to make our future workforce competitive in the global marketplace, and last but certainly not least, to balance our budget. Government spending is out of control, and we need leaders willing to hold the line on making serious spending cuts.”
State Senator Kevin Witkos endorsed Wilson-Foley in her campaign, explaining that, “Lisa is a proven job creator who knows the Fifth District inside and out. She has grown businesses from Meriden to Kent, and numerous communities in between. She has been fighting for the families and small businesses of our District for years, and I know she will be a strong advocate for us in Congress.”
“At 18, I decided to become a physical therapist because I enjoyed helping people. I loved working with people and helping them get better. Now I see that our federal government is sick and failing. That drive to help people is as strong within me today as it was at 18, and I feel compelled to turn my energies into working to get our government, our economy, and our communities healthy again,” said Wilson-Foley.
Wilson-Foley has been lauded as an entrepreneur and innovator, earning numerous awards and national attention. She has been featured in Time Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and as INC Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Southern New England. Wilson-Foley was raised in Farmington where she attended Farmington High School. She earned a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, a Masters in Public Health from Yale University, and is currently working toward a doctorate degree in health care. She lives in Simsbury with her husband, Brian, and their children.